The World Doesn't End by Charles Simic

Winner of the 1990 Pulitzer Prize


The imagery and language in these poems are delightful and fun.  It's an easy read that'll wake up the brain.  Anything can happen in these poems, and it's really wonderful.  Buy here.


From "I was stolen by the gypsies"

I was stolen by the gypsies.  My parents stole me right back.  Then the gypsies stole me again.  This went on for some time.  


From "My guardian angel"

My guardian angel is afraid of the dark.  He pretends he's not, sends me ahead, tells me he'll be along in a moment.  Pretty soon I can't see a thing.


From "My thumb is embarking on a great adventure"

My thumb is embarking on a great adventure.  "Don't go, please," say the fingers.  They try to hold him down.